Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

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Although there’s seemingly only one way to assemble a jigsaw puzzle, Tim Klein has diverged from the traditional method of following the photo on the box to assemble unusual arrangements of hybrid animals and everyday objects. The Vancouver, Washington-based artist combines two vintage puzzles that are similar in composition, creating bizarre amalgamations that position a hedgehog on top of a muffin and mask George Washington’s face with verdant greenery and a waterfall.

In a statement, Klein said he often utilizes die-cut pieces from the same manufacturer, which allows him to plug in portions from two different sets. “I take great pleasure in discovering such strange images lying shattered, sometimes for decades, within the cardboard boxes of ordinary mass-produced puzzles,” the artist said.

Although many of Klein’s puzzles are sold out—he notes that he needs more source material to create more—you can follow the humorous combinations on Facebook.

 

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

Left” “Pupcake,” 10 x 10 inches. Right: “Muffin,” 10 x 10 inches

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

“Waterfall Grille,” 6 x 18 inches

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

“King of the Road,” 18 x 24 inches

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

“Washington,” 18 x 24 inches

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

“The Other Side,” 18 x 24 inches

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

“Metamorphosis (Unburdening),” 24 x 18 inches

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

“Bow Wow,” 15 x 7 inches

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Blended Piece-by-Piece into Surreal Montages by Tim Klein

“Were-Rabbit,” 11 x 9 inches

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